I find simple & smart solutions for professional storytelling and multimedia content creation, while working with people at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital literacy and communications. With a strong background as a journalistic storyteller and academically trained educator (Ph.D. in Digital Storytelling/Media Science, University of Constance) and a big passion for product development and learning together. I love to guide others in exploring new professional experiences and help people to reach their full potential. I’m good in being exposed to uncertainty and finding solutions and constructive outcomes.
With over 25 years of working as an editorial and creative leader in the German and global media industry and as a professor in media education in Germany and abroad – India, US, UK, Denmark, Norway, Kenya, Sudan – and working across print, radio, TV, online platforms, I’ve been able to constantly grow my professional skills and experience in hands-on training and learning together, developing new media products and leading diverse teams within a wonderfully diverse network across borders.
Short summary of my skills and experience:
*Developing and coaching new storytelling methods across platforms for newsrooms, comms teams, brands, startups – innovating storytelling and rethinking the “hero’s journey2.
*Customised training and coaching in multimedia immersive storytelling with an user-centred approach for mobile, online, broadcasting and print – including planning and storyboarding, framing, creating, editing, distributing, evaluating.
*Researcher and academic writer in Media Science, New Media, Storytelling (*Ph.D. in Digital Storytelling/Media Science, 1998, at the University of Constance, Germany).
*Mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students working on innovative and experimental themes during their final thesis in journalism, online-media-management and media business.
*Mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in “Change Management”, “Mobile Storytelling”, “Experiential Storytelling” in journalism, online-media-management and media business.
*Customised training and coaching of complete storytelling solutions, starting with seamless, cost-efficient tools and mobile devices and mobile-based multimedia methods up to advanced tools and desktop-based multimedia methods.
*Testing and coaching new integrated, cost-effective workflows for comms and newsroom teams, in Germany and in India.
*Training and applying design thinking for media prototyping.
*Training and developing quantitative trend spotting in the media industry.
*Producer for creative content, journalistic works, radio features and documentaries – with analog and emerging digital and XR technologies.
*Journalist editor for radio features and documentaries at German Public Broadcast “SWR”.
*Journalist writer and publicist for radio, print, TV and online.